There are 50 ways to say witless weathermen.

Boneheaded. Chuckleheaded. Dense. Dopey. Dunderheaded. Gormless. Half-witted. Knuckleheaded. Lamebrained. Soft. Unsmart. Witless.

No matter how you say it, it’s now on the books. Our weathermen are lunkheaded.

For days last week, our forecasters had been touting the upcoming weekend weather. Words seldom heard in this region spilled from their mouths.

It’s gonna be beautiful this weekend!

Sunny!

Warm!

Gorgeous blue skies!

Not a cloud in sight!

Temps in the mid-70’s on Saturday!

Hitting the 80’s on Sunday!

Should these forecasters keep their jobs? You decide.

It’s noontime on Sunday in Tacoma.

The mercury: 66 F.

The sky:

Worthless, the lot of ‘em!

And what other civilian industry offers job security, nice bucks and bennies to boobs who blatantly screw up 90 percent of the time, I ask!

Dim-witted bubbleheads! Feebleminded numbskulls. Featherheaded fools.

There are 50 ways to say witless weathermen.

And so p.s., the yard sale didn’t happen.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karyn @ kloppenmum
    Jun 05, 2011 @ 15:44:59

    One day they *might* get it right. Then you can have your sale. 🙂

    Reply

  2. inaformerlifeanexpat
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 02:45:30

    Gotta ‘love’ Northwestern U.S. weather.

    Reply

  3. longeyesamurai
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 04:30:58

    Reminds me of a story a few years back about the Mayor of Moscow who decided to jail any meteorologists who made erroneous forecasts.

    Reply

    • allycatadventures
      Jun 06, 2011 @ 15:35:41

      @Capra – Relocate him and hire that mayor! Now!

      Reply

      • longeyesamurai
        Jun 07, 2011 @ 04:10:45

        Given that last I heard he was on the outs with Putin, if he’s not enjoying the Siberian landscape, I’m sure he would be interested.

        Personally, I would want the CRTC (or the FCC, south of the border), label weatherpeople with the same brush as Reality TV, with the appropriate warnings about content.

        Which would be fitting, now (if I heard this right) that the Weather Channel in the US has added movies (like Twister or disaster movies) to its programming.

        Reply

        • allycatadventures
          Jun 08, 2011 @ 12:50:10

          @Capra – Scrounged up this 2005 piece on the Moscow mayor. The latest is he may return to politics. Here he is, looking very … Russian and cheerful with presumably his wife.

          Moscow’s irascible mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, has pledged to cut funding to the city’s weather forecasting service after a series of failures by the weathermen to predict snowstorms and cold snaps with any accuracy.

          Addressing officials at a meeting of the Moscow government this week, he said that funding would only be resumed if the forecasters agreed to pay penalties when they got it wrong.

          The mayor was quoted by the radio station Ekho Moskvy as saying: “We are paying and we would like to receive a quality product. Instead of that you are giving us bull****.”

          Last year Sergei Shoigu, the Russian emergency situations minister, also called for weather forecasters to be fined after they failed to predict flooding in Siberia.

          Weather in Moscow has become increasingly unpredictable with severe cold snaps alternating with long periods of unseasonably warm weather during this winter.

          Reply

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